The Washington Football Team is looking to bounce back from a 3-13 season along with one of the worst offseasons a sports franchise could have. Nevertheless, Washington can look towards the NFL Draft for some much-needed help. Let’s take a look at who Washington picked.
Round 1, Pick 2: Chase Young – DE – Ohio State (6’5″, 264 lbs). Young was the best pass-rusher in the NCAA last season and led the country with 16.5 sacks. That type of pressure is needed so that Washington can become a better football team.
Round 3, Pick 2: Antonio Gibson – WR – Memphis (6’0″, 228 lbs). Gibson contributed all over the field for the Tigers last season with 735 receiving yards, 369 rushing yards, and 645 return yards. Although he was used mostly as a receiver in college, he won the starting RB spot at Washington. That means that Gibson will be a dual threat from the backfield for the Washington Football Team.
Round 4, Pick 2: Saahdiq Charles – T – LSU (6’4″, 321 lbs). Charles adds depth to the offensive line because he is able to play at tackle or at guard.
Round 4, Pick 36: Antonio Gandy-Golden – WR – Liberty (6’4″, 223 lbs). Gandy-Golden had three straight seasons of over 1,000 receiving yards. That type of reliability along with his size makes him a consistent receiving threat for Washington.
Round 5, Pick 11: Keith Ismael – C – San Diego State (6’3″, 309 lbs). Ismael provides interior depth along the offensive line.
Round 5, Pick 17: Khaleke Hudson – LB – Michigan (5’11”, 224 lbs). Although Hudson is considered to be undersized at LB, he led Michigan in tackles last season. He could see some time as a nickel linebacker on passing downs.
Round 7, Pick 2: Kamren Curl – S – Arkansas (6’1″, 206 lbs). Curl made plays all over the field last season (four tackles for loss, 2 sacks, two interceptions, two pass breakups, and two fumble recoveries). He will compete to see some time in the secondary.
Round 7, Pick 15: James Smith-Williams – DE – North Carolina State (6’4″, 265 lbs). Smith-Williams dropped in the draft due to injuries, but he had a very strong combine. He will be given a chance to develop.
Grade: The Washington Football Team made some really good picks with two starters in Young and Gibson. Looking at these picks, I can clearly assess that the organization did not listen to owner Daniel Snyder when making these picks. That’s a good thing. The grade that I give is a B+.